The Old Testament concludes with God’s promise that he will send Elijah to prepare his way. Then, Jesus told us that God’s promise referred to John the Baptist. The Prophet Malachi briefly explained John’s mission. He said he would come “To turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers.”
That is a cryptic message. What is meant by turning the hearts of fathers to their children, and turning the hearts of children to their fathers?
I don’t know. It could mean that we are to reinforce our family ties.
That would have us mending any family relationships that have suffered from disagreements. It could mean renewing and reinforcing family ties that time and distances have slackened.
Let’s look to that. Lets use our phones or our e-mails; or lacking those, let’s use our prayers to wish a Merry Christmas to each of our kin.